As women, we’ve all come to that point where you’re in the fitting room, trying on bra after bra, only to ended up frustrated and maybe settling on one style that fits, but isn’t the glove to Michael Jackson’s hand. Our guest poster for the month, Andrea of The Winding Road blog, certainly found herself in this situation more than once. Here she shares her story of fitting room frustration…
Bra shopping has never been a pleasant experience for me and from what I gather talking to friends, it isn’t for many women. When I first started buying post-training bras, my mother would take me and wait outside of the changing room. We would bring dozens of bras to the changing room, and I’d end up handing all of them back to the attendant when I was done trying them on. Nothing ever seemed to fit properly, and, in retrospect, I think part of it was lack of confidence in my body. At age 14, I was already wearing D cup bras, and I wasn’t prepared for all of the effort that it took to contain those jiggles.
One of these early experiences really stands out in my mind. We had the usual number of bras in the changing room, and I just got so fed up with the entire process. I broke down sobbing, so my overly-helpful mother came in the room and tried to comfort me. Even the usual reassurances of “we just didn’t pick out the right styles” and “we only have to find that one type of bra that fits, and you can buy a bunch of those” couldn’t lift my spirits. I was just tired.
Those early experiences of bra shopping have stayed with me to this day. I still dread shopping for those boulder holders. And it’s the same with bathing suit shopping (ugh! Thank goodness it’s wintertime…). What has made the process somewhat less unpleasant is that I’ve come to accept my body more. It’s important to understand how the bra should fit, what you’re looking for with the fit, and, above all, not to get discouraged because bra shopping is a full-on process, not just a one stop kind of deal.
These are the kind of stories we hear all the time and have even experienced ourselves on multiple occasions. This is why we created brayola: to solve these fitting room disasters and help you find your next favorite bra that will fit and feel amazing. You don’t have to be measured, you don’t have to pull your hair out, and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Our goal is to bring you all the bras you could ever dream of at the touch of a button through a personal bra shop (that we create just for YOU)!
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